NamesCon 2021 Calendar of Events

We’re ready to reveal the slate of NamesCon events for 2021. While the pandemic is keeping so many factors in flux, we’re confident that we can deliver top-notch experiences for the domain industry while keeping everyone safe. The domaining world doesn’t sit still, so neither do we! Get ready for three different NamesCon conferences in […]

Welcome to the NamesCon Online Virtual Venue

Oh, we know about Zoom fatigue. We know how exhausting webinar after webinar can get. That’s why we designed NamesCon Online to be more about you. As we unveil the event space for our first-ever all-digital conference, we’ve also created a walkthrough to help you find your way around. NamesCon Online Venue: Newbie to Expert in […]

NamesCon Newcomers: Fresh Perspectives and a Desire to Learn

As we prepare for our first-ever fully online event, we wanted to include as many first-time attendees as we can. Since travel and hotel are not in the equation, the barrier for attendance has never been lower. To make a no-brainer an even less-brainer (Is that a word? It is now), we made a limited […]

THIS IS WHY NAMESCON WENT .ONLINE

The beauty of a domain name is that it doesn’t just exist to be bought, sold, and traded: it exists to be used. To bring an idea to life and present it to the world. We like to think outside the box here at NamesCon, and sometimes that means looking beyond the dot-com. That’s why […]

Interview with Dietmar Stefitz, Godfather of Domaining Europe

Dietmar Stefitz, the founder of Domaining Europe, handed the reins to NamesCon last year in Valencia, but he still stays involved. Thank heavens for that, because he brings over a decade of experience in event management to the table. We got hold of him for a quick chat about how domaining on the Continent has […]

Interview with the Leaders of NamesCon and Domaining Europe

As NamesCon Europe 2019 approaches, Ron Jackson of Domain Name Journal chatted with NamesCon CEO Soeren von Varchmin and Head of NamesCon Helga Neumer about how the conference has been evolving and what attendees can expect once they arrive in Cascais, Portugal. Helga has never been one to complain about her workload, in fact the […]

What to Pack for NamesCon Europe 2019

NamesCon Europe 2019 is nearly here—are you ready? Mentally, of course you’re ready to hit the Portuguese seaside, but that’s not what we mean: have you packed the right stuff? Here’s what you’ll need to bring… Get ready to hit the ground running in beautiful Cascais. No tie required. Business cards. Pack a few more […]

NamesCon Europe 2019 Live Domain Auction

For the first time NamesCon Europe will feature a live domain auction at this year’s event in Cascais, brought to us by RightOfTheDot and NameJet. Hundreds of super-premium names will be up for grabs in both the live and extended auctions. Read on to find out how to get involved: your portfolio will thank you […]

Things to See and Do in Cascais and Lisbon

You’ve come to Cascais, Portugal for NamesCon Europe, but there are many reasons to extend your stay. You won’t be alone: Portugal welcomed nearly 13 million tourists in 2018, and tourism injected an estimated €35.2 billion into the country’s economy. (On a related note, the vowel sound “oão” is pronounced like “wow”.) All these visitors […]

Need a Place to Stay in Cascais?

NamesCon Europe is centered at the historic Pestana Cidadela Cascais, but that is by no means your only accommodation option once you hit the Portuguese seaside. There are many hotels ready and waiting for your visit as you arrive for NamesCon Europe 2019. Here is a selection of fine hotels we’ve found—and, yes, we checked: […]